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A Better Community Data Exchange: The CDEx Platform.

We work for communities, analysts, non-profits, data scientists, cities, and counties building software solutions to help tackle tough social problems. Collaboration, community engagement, and a #DontStartFromScratch ethos are the core motivations of our open source development efforts. All of our currently deployed community software has been developed with direct input from the our community partners.

HSLynk In Detail For Developers Pricing

The HSLynk system is a case management, data sharing, analytics, and reporting platform. It allows:

  • Sharing of data with any other system that uses APIs

  • Curating an open source collaborative which makes improvements to a cost-effective cloud hosted system

  • Building a legacy of code open to the World, to encourage intensive review and improvement, knowledge transfer, and reuse.

We are unlike existing systems.  Whether they are human services, homeless management information systems (HMIS), information and referral, or health care systems, all currently behave the same:

  • They charge per user login

  • They make you use their report system and apps

  • They don't allow you to efficiently get your data out, especially not in real-time to power apps

If the software company:

  • locks up data, so there is no easy way for a you to share your data with authorized parties;

  • charges heavily for customizations that become unsupported with new software versions;

  • drives dissatisfied customers, at the end of their contract period, to migrate their data into a competitor’s case management system; and

  • discards data that does not map to the newly procured system, and the cycle continues, procurement after procurement ... you need a more flexible solution.

HSLynk is an innovative tool for health and human services interoperability.

  • HSLynk will knock down #datasilos. With HSLynk, you can access anything with real time APIs, or pick your own 3rd party app and reporting tools.

  • What we offer is different: it is hosted so there is nothing to install, and you pay for only what you use: API calls and number of records stored. Our solution cost is far lower than our competition’s, for much greater flexibility.

  • HSLynk enables transformative care through much broader community collaboration than any walled data silo can offer.

Existing vendors showed us exactly *what not* to build.

Other Vendors Offer We Offer
Monolithic systems: convoluted code that is difficult for them to change Microservices, each doing a small specific function, “talking” to each other
APIs are not offered, so you can’t make apps that work with their products. No real-time sharing capabilities.  The rare exports and import formats that exist are often in proprietary or incomplete formats. Real-time APIs, bulk upload and download
Few customization opportunities.  Closed source and proprietary. Customer customization requests are both often expensive and not offered back into the main product for other customers Open source community software development processes:

-build code all can permanently share, there is the

-assurance the code will not vanish as private property, and there is

-transparency of code function for all to review
Limited software.  Their products are “walled gardens”.  Everything you can use must be offered by them as part of their monolithic offering.  This includes inflexible and substandard reporting/analytics packages awkwardly and inflexibly bundled with their product. “Bring your own apps”, or connect to our data warehouse with “bring your own analytic tools”.  HOME App is one example of a custom assessment, housing match, and HMIS data collection partner developed app.
Funding source specific offerings.  By catering to one funding stream or another, they exacerbate funding source #datasilos, locking data into funding source specific structures, without the ability to link or match across disparate data sets. Support for many generic and specific human services schemas, all linked together with probabilistic Master Patient Index software (Open EMPI)